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Deparment of Defense 2016 Feds Feed Families Campaign logo. On June 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture kicked off the 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families Food Drive Campaign. The campaign will run through August 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger. Wing donates to Feds Feed Families
Feds Feed Families drop off locations at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are available through August 31.“We have about one more week to make a difference in people's lives and to be there for our nation again like we have always been,” said Staff Sgt. Terrell Phillips, of the 45th Contracting Squadron, who is organizing
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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying AFSPC-6 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 12:52 a.m. EDT. The 45th Space Wing supported the successful launch of the third and fourth Orbital ATK-built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites for the Air Force with weather forecasts, launch and range operations, security, safety and public affairs. The wing also provided its vast network of radar, telemetry and communications instrumentation to facilitate a safe launch on the Eastern Range, (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance) 45th SW supports successful Delta IV AFSPC-6 launch
The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the third and fourth Orbital ATK-built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites aboard a Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B hereat 12:52  a.m. EDT.The AFSPC-6 mission will deliver two GSSAP satellites into orbit to further
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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, assists the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida with the presentation of the Medal of Valor to Tech Sgt, William Shankles, 45th Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant at the chamber’s Valor Awards banquet on Aug. 17, 2016. The medal is awarded for outstanding bravery and heroism where a public safety official knowingly and deliberately was placed in the peril of death or serious bodily harm while performing their duty. Shankles nomination package described how he responded to a call for a medical emergency in North base housing in March 2016. (U.S. Air Force photos/Benjamin Thacker/Released) Community awards Patrick Airmen with valor
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, assists the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida with the presentation of the Medal of Valor to Tech Sgt, William Shankles, 45th Security Forces Squadron flight sergeant at the chamber’s Valor Awards banquet on Aug. 17, 2016. The medal is awarded for outstanding bravery and heroism
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(U.S. Air Force Graphic) Force Protection is everyone’s business
Due to recent terrorist events around the world and general threats against military installations; all military, civilians and base contractors should remain alert and immediately report potential indicators of terrorist preoperational surveillance and planning activities. These indicators may include, but are not limited to the following:  
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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, and City of West Melbourne Mayor Hal Rose, and his wife, Sue, discuss the SpaceX launch during a community relations event at the 45th Space Wing commander’s residence Aug. 13, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX launch and landing, which launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. at 1:26 a.m. ET Aug. 14, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) Working together strengthens communities
Since taking command last year, Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, has focused on community engagement to strengthen relationships and bridge communication as a means to continue a dialogue with the community at large on the evolution of today’s Air Force launch enterprise. On Aug. 13, 2016, Monteith and his wife, Gina, opened
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The National Space Club, Florida Committee inducted 14 new honorees, including Kathy Winters and Roger McCormick from the 45th Space Wing, into their Space Worker Hall of Fame Aug. 9, 2016, for their significant contributions to America’s space program. The NSCFL Space Worker Hall of Fame honors those who made significant contributions to our space program in all areas of launch and mission operations including Space Launch Technology, Space Flight Support, Human Spaceflight Advancement and Space Flight Advocacy and Education.
(Courtesy photo) Two wing members inducted to hall of fame
The National Space Club, Florida Committee inducted Kathy Winters and Roger McCormick from the 45th Space Wing into their Space Worker Hall of Fame Aug. 9, 2016, for their significant contributions to America’s space program.
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The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch Aug. 14, 2016, at 1:26 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. A combined team of military, government civilians and contractors from across the 45th Space Wing supported the mission with weather forecasts, launch and range operations, security, safety and public affairs. The wing also provided its vast network of radar, telemetry and communications instrumentation to facilitate a safe launch on the Eastern Range. (Photo/SpaceX) 45th Space Wing successfully launches Falcon 9 JCSAT-16
The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch Aug. 14, 2016, at 1:26 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 here. The Falcon 9 rocket is carrying the JCSAT-16 communications satellite built by Space Systems Loral for Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. JCSAT-16 will be a backup satellite for Ku-band and
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Nine members graduated from the Company Grade Officer’s Professional Development Course Aug. 12, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Over the past week, company grade officers and select civilians participated in a course designed to equip the next generation of leaders here. Outside of learning key processes, like the budget and promotion system, these leaders will leave with an experience enabling them to maximize their contributions to the success of their unit as well as current and future air force missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) 9 graduate CGO professional development course
Nine members graduated from the Company Grade Officer’s Professional Development Course Aug. 12, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Over the past week, company grade officers and select civilians participated in a course designed to equip the next generation of leaders here. Outside of learning key processes, like the budget and promotion
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Default Air Force Logo 3 states, 1 US territory; IDs no longer valid for base access
Individuals from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa will no longer be able to access Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and other Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license beginning Aug. 15, 2016. While ID’s that do not meet security and data-collection guidelines will not be accepted, alternate
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This 2006 photograph depicts a female Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species of mosquito primarily responsible for the spread of the Zika virus disease to people. (Photo/Centers for Disease Control) Help control mosquitoes that spread Zika virus
By now, many Florida residents have likely heard of the Zika virus and how it’s primarily contracted.   Currently, the Florida Department of Health has identified an area with local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in Miami, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Additionally, Governor Rick Scott announced Aug. 1, 2016, that the
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